About the Digital Observatory

Digital data expertise

We enable understanding of the dynamic digital landscape by providing specialist research data infrastructure.

IFE’s Digital Observatory offers state-of-the-art research infrastructure for tracking, collecting, and analysing dynamic digital data.

We operate and maintain a databank - the Australian Twittersphere - which is an ongoing collection of public tweets from approximately 530,000 Australian Twitter accounts.

Specialist data scientists and data engineers provide data-related services such as collection, pre-processing, and analysis.

Streamlining research data collection and processing

We collaborate with researchers to determine their data and analytical requirements, and provide raw data and/or analytical outputs in a useful format that reduces or eliminates the time researchers spend on data collection, storage, tidying and pre-processing.

This allows researchers to focus on analysis and interpretation.

Commercial services

We can connect industry partners to cutting-edge QUT researchers who can provide social media intelligence and insights.

Contact us

Get in touch to find out what we can do for you.

Digital Observatory

Level 8, P Block
Gardens Point
2 George St
Brisbane QLD 4000 Australia

Postal address

Digital Observatory
GPO Box 2434
Brisbane QLD 4001